Cognitive Psychology

Module code: PS7505

Module co-ordinator: Dr Robin Green

This module will cover the fundamentals of how we perceive, process, think and feel about information that comes into our senses to produce an appropriate action onto the world. We will investigate how the mind makes decisions based on information coming into us and the mechanisms which it uses to complete a variety of different tasks, highlighting cases in which people may have deficits or brain lesions which alter cognitive processing. 

Topics covered

  • Learning and memory
  • Sensation, perception and attention
  • Problem solving, reasoning and decision making
  • Language and numbers
  • Executive functions and meta-cognition
  • Cognition and emotion
  • Cognitive neuropsychology

Learning

The module is delivered completely via distance learning through a combination of lectures and online tutorials with online discussion, demonstrations with activities and guided independent study.

Assessment

  • Case study, 3,000 words (100%)